Madeleine L'Engle Léna Roy
And Both Were Young
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And Both Were Young Madeleine L'Engle Léna Roy Flip doesn t think she ll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school chosen by her father s girl friend Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn t sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue tied Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains.But the day she s out walkingFlip doesn t think she ll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school chosen by her father s girl friend Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut, she isn t sophisticated like the other girls, and discussions about boys leave her tongue tied Her happiest times are spent apart from the others, sketching or wandering in the mountains.But the day she s out walking alone and meets a French boy, Paul, things change for Flip As their relationship grows, so does her self confidence Yet despite her newfound happiness, there are times when Paul seems a stranger to her And since dating is forbidden except for seniors, their friendship must remain a secret With so many new feelings and obstacles to overcome in her present, can Flip help Paul to confront his troubled past and find a future. And Both Were Young Flip doesn t think she ll ever fit in at the Swiss boarding school chosen by her father s girl friend Besides being homesick for her father and Connecticut she isn t sophisticated like the other girl
  • Title: And Both Were Young
  • Author: Madeleine L'Engle Léna Roy
  • ISBN: 9780374303648
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Claire Monahan says:

      Dammit, I love Flip I love Madeleine L Engle, I love the idea of boarding schools, Switzerland, and French boys and girls snowed into a storm of romance, adventure, and heartbreaking loneliness I ve also only realized that I ve always had a strange attraction for the widowed father and only daughter stories This one absolutely fills that niche I ve reread this book countless times now, and each read only makes me happier and sentimental for the gorgeous but grounding tales of Madeleine L Engle S [...]

    2. Moonlight Reader says:

      I ve been doing a L Engle read for the last year or so decided to read this standalone in connection with a genre reading challenge February is romance month I previously read this book back when I was in junior high early high school It was originally published in 1949, which makes it one of her very early novels it appears this was 3rd , and I probably read it around 1978.It is quite dated, but that doesn t mean it isn t also enjoyable It is set in a Swiss boarding school, which was one of the [...]

    3. Lisa Vegan says:

      Not my favorite L Engle but still worth reading About a teenage girl whose mother has died who gets sent to a Swiss boarding school and her adjustment to her new life her relationships with a new boy, her teachers fellow students at the school, her father and his girlfriend I love L Engle s flawed but gifted girl characters A lot here that rang true, especially how an adolescent girl might feel when a father dates after the mother dies.Important to read the reissue with Madeleine L Engle s poign [...]

    4. Joy (joyous reads) says:

      My experience with this book is not very pleasant I mean, it wasn t bad No, not at all I suppose it can be compared to when one is reading the back of a Raisin Bran box of cereal while shovelling spoonfuls of them in their mouth it s good for you but in the end, it s no choco puffs The thing is, I feel like I ve been gipped The blurb at the back of this book advertises FORBIDDEN ROMANCE in big, bold letters And if you know me, you know that s a huge bait Besides, it s MADELEINE L ENGLE How could [...]

    5. Meaghan says:

      This was apparently quite daring when it was originally published in the 1940s, so much that it had to be bowdlerized But it seems awfully tame to me I read the original non bowdlerized version and find myself wondering just what they felt they needed to cut out The whole mysterious stranger lurking around subplot seemed pretty truncated to me.Nevertheless, this was a good book It does a good job portraying the claustrophobic, almost incestuous boarding school atmosphere I would have HATED it an [...]

    6. Valerie says:

      What girl doesn t fantasize about going to a Swiss boarding school, having a dashing artist father, a mysterious and beautiful mentor teacher, and a dark, brooding forest boy to fall in love with

    7. Angie says:

      I think this may have been the last Madeleine L Engle book I read for the first time as a teenager And for some reason it holds a sort of distinction in my head because of that fact I, like most other readers I know who love her books, got in on the whole thing with A Wrinkle in Time, moving on to the other Murry and O Keefe family books and then the Austin family series and so on from there I must have been somewhere around ten or so when I first read the Time series and by the time I got throu [...]

    8. Anna says:

      This made me want to go to a Swiss boarding school with stick up the ass rules and a bunch of kind of snobby girls.

    9. Margaret says:

      And Both Were Young is good as boarding school stories go and has a sweet, quiet romance, but I don t think the part of the plot which has to do with Paul s history works very well with the rest of it I mean, the wartime amnesia thing is fine and interesting, but not the mysterious stranger part Anyway, I do like the convincing way in which Flip grows from shyness to confidence during the course of the book, and of course I pretty much always like boarding school stories.

    10. Anna Smithberger says:

      This was very sweet Definitely reads like book from early in an author s career, but still worthwhile.

    11. Deborah Markus says:

      Just a wonderful story, set shortly after World War II Philippa Hunter, a timid, artistic teenager, must attend a Swiss boarding school while her father, a professional painter, travels Europe Philippa Flip to her family knows this year is going to be horrible She s never been able to make friends she s awkward both socially and physically, so than ever thanks to a kneecap shattered in the car accident that killed her mother the year before She s always clung to her family, and now she s going [...]

    12. Monica Edinger says:

      Well, I would have given it five stars when I read it over and over and over when I was around twelve I even tried to copy out the library copy, but gave up after a few chapters In those times and place, I didn t think you could buy books Living in East Lansing, Michigan circa 1964, you couldn t very easily.

    13. Payal Jain says:

      This book was absolutely divine L engle did Switzerland justice and there was some amazing character building I adored the friendship between Paul Flip It was the stuff legends are made of This is one book that s gonna stay with me.And I don t care that it s summer I wanna get me some hot chocolate and go stargaze

    14. Katie Avagliano says:

      I wish I d thought to explore of L Engle s books when I was younger I always loved a Wrinkle in Time but after his I suspect I would have gobbled them all up A lovely book for 8 11 year olds though be prepared to explain a little about the Holocaust to them, there will be questions

    15. Bethany says:

      Simple Sweet

    16. Julia says:

      2.5 stars I love me some Madeleine L Engle, but apparently all L Engle are not created equal But this is one of her very first Wrote this for me to remember, s o to anyone else who may read this

    17. Judy says:

      Madeleine L Engle s career did not take off until the publication in 1962 of A Wrinkle in Time, which went on to win the Newbery Medal and remains her most well known book to this day But she began writing adult novels in 1945, novels that were published but did not sell very well and quickly fell out of print She almost gave up writing in 1958.Had these early novels been around when I was in my teens, I would have read and loved them I am sure Reading them now, I like them better than A Wrinkle [...]

    18. Chachic says:

      Originally posted here.I m so glad they decided to re issue this one with a new cover and that I didn t have to hunt down an out of print copy I love the new cover too, I like how the pink stands out against all that snow and how it portrays Flip and Paul taking a walk And Both Were Young is similar to Camilla in the sense that it s a quiet sort of novel However, there s to look forward to in the former and I enjoyed reading it than the latter Even though I m an outgoing person, I could relate [...]

    19. Andy says:

      And Both Were Young is a story about growth, understanding and love Three themes that Madeleine L Engle handles with both strength and humility.Philippa Hunter recently lost her mother whom she loved dearly Her father, Phillip Hunter, is grieving and involved with a woman Philippa loves to hate, Eunice Despite Philippa s pleas her father follows Eunice s advise and sends Philippa to attend an international boarding school in Switzerland At the school she struggles with fitting in and making frie [...]

    20. Pam says:

      Written and set right after WWII, this book is a period piece by Madeleine L Engle long before she became the best selling children s novelist in the 1960s Having been assured this book gives you glimpses of the nascent character traits that reappeared with Meg Murry years later I couldn t resist reading it Set in Switzerland, an American girl is sent to a boarding school because of her father s job Philippa has to deal with being away from home, separated from her father, and still adjust to li [...]

    21. Kiirsi Hellewell says:

      It s a rare book that leaves me closing the cover on the last page, feeling totally content, at peace with the world, and full of a warm perfect book glow.This book did that for me At first it was hard to get into Flip s storye first half kind of dragged She had a hard life, and at times I was angry with the boarding school teachers for being so hard on her But to her credit, she took their corrections and criticism and tried her best to become the best she could be.I loved how she grew and chan [...]

    22. Annie says:

      The last time I saw an edition of And Both Were Young was when I handed my copy over to a friend in high school She liked romance novels, and I thought she should read it because it has the sentimentality of romance combined with a need for self discovery I never saw the book again, so thankfully it has just been released as a re print I bought it and revisited this tale growing up, at first with some trepidation What if I didn t like it as much as I did at thirteen Would it tarnish my rosy memo [...]

    23. Rachel Bergman says:

      And Both Were Young by Madeleine L Engle is a fabulous book that has easily deserved its four star rating The story begins with a young Philippa, Flip, who is being sent to a Swiss, all girl boarding school Here, she finds herself an outcast, being made fun of and having no friends Flip is only at her happiest when hiding from the other girls in the chapel or wandering in the mountains However, when wondering, Philippa sees a boy, Paul, who she has meet before leaving for boarding school They ag [...]

    24. Susannah Henning says:

      I personally loved this book I felt like the character Flip was someone that I really could identify with Flip is a teenage girl who is sent off to boarding school in Switzerland because of her nasty potential stepmother convinces her father to do so Before she leaves, she meets a boy and in a emotional rage tells him about her feeling toward her step mother Unbeknownst to her he is staying in a little guard tower just up the way of her new boarding school Paul, they boy, has a very mysterious p [...]

    25. April says:

      I need Madeleine L Engle in my life Sure, she s retro, but friends, I m sort of sighing over the sweetness of And Both Were Young Weird as this sounds, And Both Were Young totally relaxed me and was such a calming read bringing me back to a different time.Read the rest of my review here

    26. CLM says:

      American born Flip is miserable at her Swiss boarding school, and doesn t fit in with the sophisticated European girls Longing for privacy, she explores the nearby mountains and meets a French boy Paul, whose friendship beings her great joy and whose secret changes her life My favorite L Engle

    27. Michelle says:

      I read this book many many years ago, and it had actually slipped my mind until a little while back when all of a sudden i remembered reading and loving an amazing book about a girl in boarding school i couldn t for the life of me remember it s title So I searched and searched, and have found it This book is wonderful I am going to read it again

    28. Fysierm says:

      This story reminds me of Spirited Away and Chihiro s journey, of how she went from a whiny brat to a young woman, intrepid and able to stand strong, supporting others when previously she was the one who needed the support The characterization of everyone is superb, as well as the building of a post WWII Switzerland boarding school, complete with a dragon of a headmistress.

    29. Kricket says:

      first read in high schoolsecond read in collegethird read december 2016only part of the story takes place at christmas but i always think of it as a christmas story so good to read again.

    30. Fade says:

      Charming, with great voice, but marred by a few peculiar plot twists and at least one utterly implausible plot convenience Not one of L Engle s best, but still quite worth the read.

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